Brewis
Brewis Brew"is, n. [OE. brewis, brouwys, browesse, brewet, OF. brouet, -s being the OF. ending of the nom. sing. and acc. pl.; dim. of OHG. brod. [root]93. See {Broth}, and cf. {Brose}.] 1. Broth or pottage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Let them of their Bonner's ``beef'' and ``broth'' make what brewis they please for their credulous guests. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

2. Bread soaked in broth, drippings of roast meat, milk, or water and butter. [1913 Webster]


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